WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF VIXEN WATCH WHICH INCLUDES NEWS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, LIBERAL ARTS, STEM, STEAM, COLLEGE FINANCE, AND MORE.
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TERESA TOMLINSON IS CURRENTLY BUSY MAKING THE ROUNDS ON RADIO SHOWS PROMOTING SWEET BRIAR. LISTEN TO WVTF TO HEAR WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY.
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE CONTINUES TO GROW AFTER ATTEMPTED CLOSURE
DAVE MATTHEWS JUST RELEASED HIS 1996 SWEET BRIAR CONCERT ALBUM ‘LIVE AT SWEET BRIAR’ AND ALL NET PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE. YOU CAN ORDER A CD, MP3, OR FLAC; OR YOU CAN BUNDLE THE MUSIC WITH A COOL T-SHIRT. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
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‘VIXENS HELPING VIXENS’
WHICH IS RIGHT BETWEEN ‘OTHER’ AND ‘EVENTS’.
A FEW OF OUR FELLOW VIXENS ARE IN NEED FOR SOME ASSISTANCE.
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SWEET BRIAR NEWS
Job offer – Director of Sweet Briar Fund/ Annual Giving
Summer archaeological dig takes junior halfway around the world
Sweet Briar alumna – Free clinic installs new board member
Dave Matthews Band releases recording of 1996 solo concert at Sweet Briar College
All net proceeds will be donated to Sweet Briar
Vixen Tennis Team and six players earn ITA academic awards
FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT http://sbc.edu/news/
Dallis Johnson “Dilly” Jones
SWEET BRIAR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ABOUT THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR.
Forwarded via email by Kathy “KP” Papandimitriou ’84
Summer Camp at Sweet Briar Updates
Mid-Atlantic Middle School Strings Camp
Babcock’s halls rang last week with the sound of young people and their music. The 135 campers in Mid-Atlantic Middle School Strings enjoyed a pizza party, ice cream social and game night in addition to daily practices. The week ended with a performance on Saturday for friends and family.
WHO’S ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK:
UVa’s Young Writers Workshop
July 3-24 (Session 2)
In their final week at Sweet Briar, the young writers will be busy preparing and presenting their creative works. The group of 85 campers can be found working in the library, quad and in Prothro.
We are happy to welcome the general managers of Parkhurst Dining to campus for two days of meetings and training. Please share a warm Sweet Briar welcome. Our Parkhurst guests will be staying at the inn and Green Village.
Central Virginia United Futsal
We are delighted to welcome Central Virginia United Futsal participants this week. They will be in the Fitness and Athletics Center from 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday though Thursday perfecting their skills in futsal, an indoor form of soccer.
Have a great week!
Cathy Cash Mays ’84
Director of Hospitality
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Music professor Jeff Jones and Sweet Briar are featured in the latest issue of PUPN: Private University Magazine. Read the story http://pupnmag.com/media/Digital_Magazine/2016/0716/#?page=8
Posted on Facebook by Brendy Reiter Hantzes and Sweet Briar College Admissions
Empty Nesters share advise for parents of college freshman
DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN MAKE A MONTHLY GIFT TO SWEET BRIAR? THE COLLEGE CAN SET UP A RECURRING CREDIT CARD PAYMENT FOR YOU OR YOU CAN EVEN SET IT UP THROUGH YOUR BANK. CALL 1-800-381-6131 TO GET THE PROCESS STARTED!
TO MAKE A GIFT NOW, VISIT SBC.EDU/GIFT.
To get the most out of Sweet Briar’s alumnae network go to
OLDIES BUT GOLDIES
Thanks to Lenora Farrington – Sarrouf
Numbers at Sweet Briar bode well
Thanks to Ellen Appperson Brown
Thoughts on Women’s Colleges
Goal of money management is freedom of choice
Meet the CLT, a test wholly unlike the SAT or Common Core
Columbia and Barnard are the latest schools to drop SAT and ACT requirements
Liberal arts or business education? Both, say deans
The importance of humanities at Iowa
Teaching to think
Why tech industries are demanding more liberal arts graduates
4 educators’ keys to connecting STEM and Social Studies
Is a focus on STEM causing the U.S. to abandon teaching history?
Get to them early – A nice pot of grants for teaching STEM in elementary schools
WOMEN IN STEM
Knowles inspires high school women in engineering students with an exclusive behind the scene experience
Ghostbuster’s Kate McKinnon, X-Files, & why prominent female characters are important
INDIA – Spotlight on women scientists
Remarks of Dr. Jill Biden at a Girls Can Code graduation ceremony as prepared for delivery
Google celebrates world emoji day with gender diversity
How generation Z females could be the answer to tech’s gender diversity problem
British Gas launches women in tech network
Encouraging women’s confidence in math skills could increase the percentage of women in the STEM workforce
Will the new Ghostbuster movie help address the lack of women in STEM
Local American Association of University Women branch sends record number of girls to STEM camp
ATT announces $250,000 to support all star code summer program
Authors have ideas about helping girls succeed in science, tech, math
More female international students pursue STEM degrees at U.S. universities
Women in engineering – learning from the past
First Capital’s Hazel Moore – Tech industry’s misogynistic image needs to change to attract more women to fintech
Lena Dunham’s newsletter is celebrating women in a way it never has before
Solar car challenge opens doors for young women in STEM
STEM education ‘key to regional prosperity’
Really? You don’t look like a scientist
Hacking the gender gap – Why the tech industry needs more women
Girls who code – Brightening the future for women in tech
Female PM welcomed but there’s still a lot of diversity work to do
Tech Trek promotes science for girls
Let’s make this awesome women of NASA LEGO set happen
Women still at a disadvantage when it comes to securing tech roles
Energy industry requires more women
Patents, not sexism, may be reason women lag in venture capital
Calculus steers women away from STEM
Friday opinuendo – on service, civic muscle, skies, and more
US Deputy Secretary of Energy calls for more young people and women in green industry
Dissecting the patent gap
Showing girls the way to career in STEM
Low math confidence discourages female students from pursuing STEM disciplines
These ‘Electric Girls’ build things, soldering for a love of STEM
Who is Anne Holton, Tim Kaine’s wife? She is a dedicated Virginia leader. Promotes STEM
Women in Tech – Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical
Boy Scout amendment takes effect – Fayette commission pleased
To learn science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, Raytown students will launch a satellite
New age electronics team with littleBits to deliver interactive educational products to US retailers and educators
The future of professional engineers – recruitment [through internships]
Cost Effective Student Recruitment Events – Thailand, Burma, Vietnam
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
U of A TRIO Talent Search federal funding renews for five years
College support programs receive federal funding
Study – Private colleges up tuition discounts
MASS. consortium receives $4M training grant
Joe Nathan column – Full 2-year Minnesota college grants still available
Proposed student finance regulations may hamper small institutions
Report – Small borrowers most likely to default on college loans
‘Nova history department gets $10 million grant
Hartwick College closes historic fundraising campaign [they do not mention the time frame]
Two state colleges to merge into one to combat financial obstacles
Talent search program receives $415,000 grant to help area students
Raising funds for 10 female students for college
Prancing Ponies Foundation gearing up for first all-female Ferrari rally in the U.S.
Student loan debt crisis is overblown. The real problem is college completion rates
Albert Lepage to gift $10 million to Villanova University
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Sexism is stressing women out at work, says unsurprising study
UK – More than 100,000 women applied to UK universities compared to men this year – UCAS
Women are too often actively sidelined against
Khan – Women in Santa Clara County lag in wages, education
Female salary inequity found
COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE
FSCJ’s ‘farm to fork’ restaurant Downtown will feature healthy food, local focus
Bergen Community College and Bergen County
2-acre Eden takes root in Mahwah – farmers aim to grow healthful sustainable food
UGA opens up Oconee farm for organic tour
Warren Wilson College runs unique farmer’s market
Monsanto, UP group promote sustainable agriculture
Sustainable agriculture educators gather at UC Santa Cruz
Food fight – Bowdoin College, The New Yorker magazine writer in messy feud
UK – Theresa May – the highest achiever of all in the starry, Oxford University geography class of ’74
This army veteran wanted to become a video game animator
Excerpted from: Stealing America’s future: How for profit-colleges scam taxpayeres and ruin students’ lives
Central Penn College bets on new direction for small schools
Penn State School of Languages and Literatures has a new name
Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country. For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check
The Sweet Briar Alumnae Club of New York City cordially invites all alumnae, current and incoming students, and their parents to a Sweet Briar Back-to-School Potluck Picnic
Saturday, July 30, 2016
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Hosted by: The New York City Alumnae Club
The home of Sara Buttine Parsatoon `11
433 West 24th Street, Apt 3F
New York, NY 10011
Please RSVP by July 23rd to
Debby Willis `11
Gather your family and friends to celebrate the start of another year!
Please bring your picnic gear and favorite picnic dish.
Place settings will be provided.
Look for the pink and green balloons for our spot in the meadow!
See the the map below to help you find the meadow in the park!
AUGUST 14Sunday, August 14 at 12:30 PM
158 Heartland Dr. Pittsboro, NC 27312 – 7899
The Sweet Briar College – North Carolina Triangle Alumnae Club cordially invites alumnae, students, families, and their
guests to a Sweet Send-Off Brunch. A back-to-school celebration to kick off the start of the new academic year at SBC honoring students and their families.
RSVP by August 11th to Jill Triana ’99 at email@example.com
or 919-423-7780. If you would like to carpool or need a ride, please indicate your location along with your RSVP.
Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.
Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)
We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.
You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
VIXENS HELPING VIXENS
Temma Clark -Braverman
Hey everybody. My father died unexpectedly a week ago. A friend of my sister’s set up a gofund me for my mother for my dad’s final expenses etc. If you would be willing to donate or share or anything, I would really appreciate it. Thanks
Please help fellow Vixen Cassandra Thomas Sheehan who has developed a mass in her cranium and will have to undergo an open craniotomy for a biopsy. Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/2b7kjtjc , read her story and help if you can. Thank you!
From her roommate Katie Clarkson Robertson – This just in from cassie’s Mom “Just got home The surgery went well. It took 4hour instead of 5 and she.looked very good when we left.” HOORAY! Please remember that she is not out of the woods, yet, and the bills are still coming in.
Florence Barnick is asking for help to find a babysitter for her brother’s daughters in the Cincinnati, OH area – Vixen sisters, anyone in Cincinnati who wants to do some short-term babysitting? Know anyone? My brother has just moved there (Monday) with 2 future Vixens (ages 4 & 1) and could use some help as he gets the house settled as his wife has already started work at Children’s Hospital. Gaslight Clifton neighborhood. Thanks! You send her a private message on Facebook or send a message right here to Vixen Watch and I will forward the message.
AIMEE E. PEACEMAKER NEEDS OUR HELP
Hello! I teach Kindergarten in a rural county in Virginia. My school is a Title 1 school, which means we receive federal funding because of our high poverty rate.
Despite the federal funding, I typically spend approximately $1,400 a year on my classroom. I don’t get reimbursed for this. Federal funding has lots of restrictions. In other words, I can’t always get what my Kindergartners actually need.
So, I’ve decided to create a Donors Choose project to help get “alternative seating” options for my Kinders.
Please consider donating…. Every little bit helps! The project must be fully funded by October 17, or it’s not funded at all.
Sorry for the shameless plea, but it’s not actually for me– it’s for my future Kindergartners!!!
Thank you, Sweet Briar sisters!!!